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The Book of the Heart

Book #6 of Samurai Girl
Illustrated by Renato Alarcão

About The Book

When I was six months old, I dropped from the sky -- the lone survivor of a deadly Japanese plane crash. The newspapers named me Heaven. I was adopted by a wealthy family in Tokyo, pampered, and protected. For nineteen years, I thought I was lucky.
I'm learning how wrong I was.

A Sheltered Life
Life is good back in Japan where I'm safe and papered as a princess though I miss the freedom I had in L.A. But now maybe I'll finally face my enemy.
And I can learn the truth about who I really am and what I will become.
I am Samurai Girl.

About The Author

Carrie Asai is the author of The Book of the Heart, a Simon & Schuster book.

About The Illustrator

Photograph (c) Rosa Guimarães

Renato Alarcão has been passionate about drawing ever since he could hold a pencil. He lives in a coastal town across the bay from Rio de Janeiro with his wife, Rosa, and their two sons. Visit him at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (March 1, 2004)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689867125
  • Grades: 11 and up
  • Ages: 16 - 99

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